Item description for The Lung-Air Sac System of Birds: Development, Structure, and Function by John N. Maina...
In biology, few organs have been as elusive as the lung-air sac system of birds. Considerable progress has recently been made to fill the gaps in the knowledge. While summarizing and building on earlier observations and ideas, this book provides cutting-edge details on the development, structure, function, and the evolutionary design of the avian respiratory system. Outlining the mechanisms and principles through which biological complexity and functional novelty have been crafted in a unique gas exchanger, this account will provoke further inquiries on the many still uncertain issues. The specific goal here was to highlight the uniqueness of the design of the avian respiratory system and the factors that obligated it.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.3" Width: 6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Nov 2, 2005
ISBN 3540255958 ISBN13 9783540255956
Availability 124 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 22, 2017 07:31.
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